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Salem-News.com (Sep-07-2018 13:18)

The CannaBiz Convention that Wasn`t.

"Camping on the Capitol steps is not allowed"

(SALEM, Ore.) - Shane Lemco In Salem, the Cannabiz Convention was held at the Oregon State Capitol. For the last three years, this Salem event has been a worthy “smaller” canna-destination offering live music, expert speakers and colorful vendors with unique product lines.

This year was different however, a convoluted chain of events occurred, inevitably ending the Cannabiz event by one fail swoop of the Oregon State Police.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-21-2018 23:40)

How to Clone an Ecosystem

Korean Natural Farming: How to Clone an Ecosystem with Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO)

(LOS ANGELES) - cannabis Adam McWilliams, 25, is a recent graduate of TESC, The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His father and I were college roommates of a sort, living on a 10-acre farm. It was the era following the end of the Vietnam war, and returning veterans sought solace from war and PTSD in the woods and in cannabis.

Times have changed, and today, Adam resides on a farm also, but this farm is a legal producer of the cannabis plant that offered relief to so many returning soldiers.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2018 01:42)

Radical Acts: The Art of Cheech Marin

Marin's personal collection of Chicano Art documents the cultural perspective of many Mexican-Americans.

(SOLANA BEACH, Calif.) - Cheech Marin The thing for a comedy team to be successful, what people don’t realize, is that it involves a great deal of compromise. -Cheech Marin

Creativity is a demanding lover and a loving task master. When Cheech Marin realigned his acting career following a string of successes with films home grown from comedy sketches about dope, among them the career making Cheech and Chong debut, “Up in Smoke,” he stepped away from the relationships and financial successes and into unknown territory.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2018 16:20)

OMMP Inspectors Targeting Small-Scale Grows With 1-2 Patients

Oregon inspectors are picking random medical growers and giving a one day phone call warning.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis To Catch A Grower:
Inspectors for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program are fanning out across the state during the month of August to inspect medical grow sites that claimed a reduction in the number of patients they are growing for to 2 or less sick people.

OMMP is suspicious of these small-time growers because growing for "fewer than three" patients means the farmer is not legally required to use the Cannabis Tracking System. So, if you only have two patients, beware a suit at your door.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-26-2018 02:00)

Policing Changes after Cannabis Legalization Success Revealed

The study was funded by the National Institute of Justice, an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

(PULLMAN, Wash.) - David Makin Washington State University researchers have found that marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington has not hurt police effectiveness. In fact, clearance rates for certain crimes have improved.

Arrest rates for marijuana possession dropped considerably. Following legalization in 2012, they dropped nearly 50 percent in Colorado and more than 50 percent in Washington.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2018 18:22)

Cannabis Stocks Like TILRAY are Here to Stay

This fact may be more bad news to die-hard prohibitionists

(PORTLAND, Ore./ ICBC) - cannabis seedlings After decades of global prohibition, cannabis companies are making history as they move forward in our current international patchwork system of various cannabis laws and regulations.

With October 17th coming up quickly in Canada, we’ll see more and more history made as a G7 nation will legalize non-medical cannabis commerce for the first time, likely influencing other nations.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-02-2018 14:00)

Pacific Northwest Seeing Alarming Increase in Heroin Usage

Seattle and Portland continue to be the most dramatic areas of increase.

(SALEM, Ore.) - heroin statistics Many heroin suffers who participated in an outpatient in Seattle drug treatment program, started off abusing prescription painkillers prescribed as a result of chronic pain or surgery.

Those who came to depend on prescription pain meds and were unable to find them on the streets at an affordable cost saw heroin as a fast-acting solution that was easier and more affordable to obtain.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-13-2018 16:45)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Updates for Grow Sites, Tracking and SB 1544

Please review and comment on the proposed rules before the deadline.

(SALEM, Ore.) - medical marijuana Notice of proposed permanent rulemaking:

These rules will modify which grow sites are required to use CTS, outline forms of an address to register a medical marijuana grow site, establish the number of immature plants that are below 24" at a registered grow site, and increase the number of patients that a grower may grow for from 4 to 8.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2018 16:31)

9 Corvallis-area Residents Charged with Perpetrating Credit Card Fraud Funding Marijuana Business

The cannabis industry does not have access to banking, which may have bearing on this case.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - busted Nine defendants residing in and around Corvallis, Oregon face conspiracy charges related to a credit card “bust-out” fraud scheme and an interstate marijuana distribution operation funded by the fraud.

A credit card “bust-out” is a fraud scheme that begins with perpetrators obtaining credit cards and accumulating large balances.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2018 12:05)

Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Booker-Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has announced his cosponsorship of a landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Senator Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

Merkley has been a leader within in the Senate on several marijuana-related issues, spearheading bipartisan efforts to enable banks to serve legal cannabis businesses so they don’t have to operate in all cash, and to empower VA doctors to advise veterans on marijuana use in medical marijuana states.

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